Three men charged after ETA tribute

25th July 2005, Comments 0 comments

25 July 2005, MADRID – Three young men have been charged over violence which broke out in San Sebastian after a tribute to a suspected ETA terrorist.

25 July 2005

MADRID – Three young men have been charged over violence which broke out in San Sebastian after a tribute to a suspected ETA terrorist.

The Basque police said two 25-year-olds and a 26-year-old had been arrested on Sunday after around 50 hooded individuals surrounded a group of police officers.

The police said they fired shots in the air to push back the gang which was brandishing stones and Molotov cocktails.

The trouble started after a tribute to the suspected ETA member Imanol Gomez, who died in France after failing to stop for a police check.

Hundreds of people gathered in the Larratxo area of San Sebastian, including leaders of the banned political party Batasuna, Arnaldo Otegi and Joseba Permach, who addressed those gathered.

There were shouts of support for ETA and banners saying: "The people won’t forgive".

After the tribute, violence erupted, with lit objects thrown at banks and stones thrown at the windows of buildings in the area.

The police said no one was injured during the attacks and that the three men would face charges of public disorder, assault and terrorism.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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